Tuesday, 31 May 2011

It's raining men

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 with 5 comments
Training last night at Parliament House: for a while there we thought only guys were going to show, then finally two women turned up, both newcomers! After all the pro-women posts this week, that’s rather surprising! I was most apologetic that they had seemed to join an all male group. Craig, Ewen & I ran an early 8k, then we were joined by Andrew, Andy, Christopher, Colin, Dale, Kerrie B (new), Michelle G (new), Mick C, Neil & Warrick. We ran a hills session on our favourite 100m hill, 20 x 100m on 90 seconds. Another great night for training under the stars in Canberra. A bit cold, and the Vets Handicap on Sunday was a bit tough so many were reluctant to back up.

Vets Handicap results
29/05/11 - West Stromlo (Out & Back) 7.5k
1 Carolyne Kramar W45 51:09 52.5%
10 Alan Duus M65 40:40 69.1
19 Roger Pilkington M50 35:48 71.4
23 Jeni Greenland W35 43:30 57.9
27 Alan Williams M60 41:41 66.9
28 Mick Saunders M60 39:38 70.4
31 Christopher Lang M60 40:30 68.2
35 Mick Charlton M55 44:47 61.0
37 Ewen Thompson M50 45:29 57.3
38 Kathy Southgate W55 33:12 90.4
40 Geoff Barker M65 54:38 52.5
41 Maria O'Reilly W55 36:08 83.9
47 Kerrie Tanner W50 39:10 73.8
50 Caroline Campbell W65 42:44 85.1
53 Craig Davis M40 38:54 60.6
57 Bob Harlow M60 35:42 78.2
65 Rae Palmer W60 43:33 76.0
67 Ruth Baussmann W60 45:01 71.3
87 Debbie Cowell W50 37:40 76.8
88 Helen Larmour W50 36:01 80.3
91 Brett Morrison M40 46:14 51.0
93 finishers

29/05/11 - West Stromlo 4.0k
1 Peter Hogan M60 21:46 65.6%
8 Katie Forestier W45 17:15 79.4
9 Noeline Burden W55 22:51 68.5
18 Ken White M55 17:35 77.3
24 Gary Bowen M50 18:14 72.6
33 Jill Pearson W50 21:46 68.6
36 Garry Maher M60 24:28 58.4
37 Peter McDonald M55 25:03 54.2
38 finishers

Volunteers for Cross Country Championships
Volunteers are needed to help at Cross Country Championships on Saturday June 18th. This will only be for a few hours. Please contact Janene Kingston at j.k.kingston@bigpond.com if you can help.

Note that entries for the cross country championships CLOSE on June 16th. No late entries will be accepted and there are no entries on the day of the event. ACTVAC: On Line Entries http://tiny.cc/qzk7d.

At the 29 May High Noon Meet an M60 relay team consisting of John Lamb (ACT), Alan Carey (NSW), Geoff Sims (ACT) and Stuart Haywood (NSW) set a new Australian record for the 4x400m relay, breaking the previous M60 Australian record by 1.5 seconds. They ran 3:59.26, the old time was 4:00.86 set in Durban in 1996

Canberra Swans

5 comments:

  1. Last night proves that (most) women are soft.

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  2. Anonymous31 May, 2011

    Ewen, when I was 16 I discovered women were soft (and nice)! What took you so long??

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  3. However, Thursday's at Dickson often shows that (most) men are soft as there has been many a time that other than the coach and XY has failed to show up!

    P.S. Thanks - we now have enough volunteers for XC champs :-)

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  4. Oh darn, that should read AN XY .... back to spelling/typing school for me ...

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  5. Anonymous, I'm a slow learner. Similarly with running - still learning how to do that correctly.

    Janene, that's good. I can enter the 12k guilt free.

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